The Emotional Resources Group: Provisional outcome data for a pilot six-session emotion regulation programme for secondary care

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Abstract

Objective:

To examine the effectiveness of a new, six-session emotion regulation group intervention designed for the secondary care setting: The Emotional Resources Group (ERG).

Method:

In this pilot study, participants were recruited by referral from secondary care mental health services. Forty-seven individuals participated in the study. Participants who attended the ERG were compared on measures of emotion regulation, well-being, and self-efficacy, pre- and post-intervention.

Results:

Intent-to-treat analyses indicated highly statistically significant improvements in measures of emotion regulation, well-being, and self-efficacy, accompanied by large effect sizes. In addition, improvements in emotion regulation produced good rates of both reliable and clinically significant change.

Conclusions:

The ERG may be an effective, brief intervention to improve emotion regulation in the secondary care setting, worthy of further evaluation.

Practitioner points:

Clinical implications

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Limitations

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